The elbow is just about the hardest part of the human body; nothing good can possibly come from it connecting with the human head unless you are the person throwing it, or the paying public watching it transpire for entertainment’s sake. In Muay Thai, the elbow is one of the higher scoring and – more significantly on a practical level – dangerous techniques employed to incapacitate, and be it via knockout or cut, it happens all-too-often. A good elbow fight can be a sight to behold.
Bear witness to Monchailek vs. Chartchay, from the Ladprao Stadium. It really is one of the fights of 2012, across all combat sports. Magnifico!
After absorbing a few of those elbows to the cranium, it is unlikely that you’d need any rat-tails of charlie to be slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball. I’d be in nappies for a week. I once saw a professional Mixed Martial Artist clash elbows with a Thai trainer, and he had to sit out the rest of the session, dizzy, nauseous and struggling to avoid vomiting. Thai elbows are no joke!
Disfruta, me amigos. Fletch